Dr. Mark Mitchell
Hospital Director
Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)
(225) 578-9600

Life is meant to be lived and Mark has not forgotten his promise to his 12-year-old self....experience life! Discovery allows us to uncover the hidden, so Mark can often be found out and about overturning stones.

Teaching Interests:
Exotic pet, wildlife and zoological medicine and surgery; epidemiology; infectious diseases

Research Interests:
Exotic pet, wildlife and zoological medicine; epidemiology; infectious diseases; clinical nutrition; anesthesia; diagnostic test validation

  • PhD Louisiana State University
  • MS University of Illinois
  • DVM University of Illinois
  • BS University of Illinois
  • Measuring the Level of Agreement between a PCR, Standard Saline Agglutination, and EldonCard methods for blood typing of pet pigs, CORP Grant, $4,000.00
  • Distribution of AO blood group phenotype of pet pigs referred to a Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Start Up Research Funds, $4,000.00
Scientific Abstract:
  • Effects of EDTA on chemiluminescent immunoassay measurement of ACTH, cortisol, and thyroid hormones in dogs. , Hirsch, Aubrey; Fletcher, Jon; Mitchell, Mark, 2018
  • Effects of EDTA on chemiluminescent immunoassay measurement of ACTH, cortisol, and thyroid hormones in dogs. , Hirsch, Aubrey; Mitchell, Mark; Fletcher, Jon, 2018
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Mortality rate and prognostic factors for dogs with severe anaphylaxis: 67 cases (2016-2018)., Smith, Ryan; Wurlod, Virginie; Ralph, A; Daniels, E; Mitchell, Mark, 2020, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION , Volume: 256, Number: 10, Pages: 1137-1144
  • Digestibility of black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) fed to leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularis) , Boykin, Kimberly; Carter, Renee; Butler-Perez, Karina; Buck, Cameron; Peters, Jordan; Rockwell, Kelly; Mitchell, Mark, 2020, PLOS ONE
  • Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of insulin aspart assessed by use of the isoglycemic clamp method in healthy cats., Pipe-Martin, H; Fletcher, Jon; Gilor, C; Mitchell, Mark, 2018, Domestic animal endocrinology , Volume: 62, Pages: 60-66
  • Evaluation of the histologic reactions to commonly used suture materials in the skin and musculature of ball pythons (Python regius)., McFadden, M; Bennett, Roger; Kinsel, M; Mitchell, Mark, 2011, American journal of veterinary research , Volume: 72, Number: 10, Pages: 1397-406
  • Successful management of simple fractures of the femoral neck with femoral head and neck excision arthroplasty in two free-living avian species., Burgdorf-Moisuk, A; Whittington, J; Bennett, Roger; McFadden, M; Mitchell, Mark; O'Brien, R, 2011, Journal of avian medicine and surgery , Volume: 25, Number: 3, Pages: 210-5
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • Measuring level of agreement between directly measured blood pressure and values produced by oscillometric units in cats, Acierno, Mark; Seaton, Diana; Mitchell, Mark; da Cunha, Anderson, 2010, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 4, Number: 237, Pages: 402-406